You know why former Seventeen editor Atoosa Rubenstein loves you? Because you're not shallow. Well, at least, not all the time. Sometimes you're deeply concerned about serious issues, just like her:
The one thing I love about you - is that you care about more things than just the stuff some people THINK you care about (ahem - hair, guys, etc). That's why I need to make sure you're informed about a disorder called Autism. (The first time I officially heard of Autism was in the movie, "Rain Man" with Tom Cruise).Maybe this is what Atoosa meant by "Don't Be Afraid of Dumbing Down." But even so, it begs the question: when did she first unofficially hear of Autism?
As you know, I am from Iran. What you may not know is that I have an older sister, Ellie, who is developmentally disabled. Now that I've come in contact first hand with Autism, I have a feeling this is what she has although she's never been diagnosed - Iran does not have the same level of health care as here in the US.Atoosa goes on to explain that you can help Ellie and... Dustin Hoffman... and stuff... by viewing a Five for Fighting video. With every viewing, Five for Fighting will donate 49 cents to a charity called Autism Speaks! Well, at least it is not Gimpiness Walks or Blindness Sees. Okay, back to only caring about hair and guys.
We Need To Pay Attention To This [Atoosa's Space]